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All CSM courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.
This course is sponsored by the Scrum Training Institute and will be taught by Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum, and Gabrielle Benefield.
Jeff invented Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993 and worked with Scrum Co-Creator Ken Schwaber, to formalize the Scrum development process at OOPSLA’95. In 2001, Jeff and Ken were signatories of the Agile Manifesto. You will hear directly from one of the founders of Agile software development on how to implement best practices in your organization.
In addition to the Scrum Certification material Jeff will discuss his latest papers for Agile 2009. These will provide real world experience on how new ScrumMasters can implement world class teams.
Going from Good to Great: How a CMMI 5 Company Quadruples Productivity with Scrum
Take No Prisoners: How a Venture Capital Group Does Scrum
Fully Distributed Scrum: Hyperproductivity in a San Francisco/India Team
Scrum In Church: How Six Churches Have Used Scrum to Improve Performance
Shock Therapy: A Strategy for Consistently Generating Hyperproductive Teams
The course will Run 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday and Tuesday. Please arrive at 8:30 each day for a continental breakfast. Participants should read Ken Schwaber’s book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, or Jeff Sutherland’s draft of The Scrum Papers before the class as we will assume you know the basics of Scrum.
Following the course, each participant is enrolled as a Certified ScrumMaster, which includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional Certified ScrumMaster-only material and information are available.
You can receive 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs) for this course.
Participants will receive course materials for review at the start of the course. A course syllabus is available at http://jeffsutherland.com/csmsyllabus.pdf
The CSM course was formulated to train and certify ScrumMasters and is used worldwide for ScrumMaster training. The book, Agile Project Management with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber is required reading for the course and the course is based on the primary Scrum book, Agile Development with Scrum.
Of course, there will be updated material and training exercises in the course which you cannot get from books.
About the Instructors:
Jeff Sutherland is the co-creator of Scrum He started the first Scrum at Easel Corporation in 1993. He worked with Ken Schwaber to emerge Scrum as a formal process at OOPSLA ’95. Together, they extended and enhanced Scrum at many software companies and IT organizations and helped write the Agile Manifesto.
You can learn from Jeff Sutherland’s experience as consultant to the world’s leading companies. Their experience can help make your Scrum implementation world class. Jeff’s clients include: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, MySpace, Adobe, GE, Siemens, BellSouth, GSI Commerce, Ulticom, Palm, St. Jude Medical, DigiChart, RosettaStone, Healthwise, Sony/Ericson, Accenture, Trifork, Systematic Software Engineering, Exigen Services, SirsiDynix, Softhouse, Philips, Barclays Global Investors, Constant Contact, Wellogic, Inova Solutions, Medco, Saxo Bank, Xebia, Insight.com, SolutionsIQ, Crisp, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Motley Fool, Planon, OpenView Venture Partners, Jyske Bank, BEC, Camp Scrum, DotWay AB, Ultimate Software, Danube, Rally Development, Version One, Scrum Training Institute, AtTask, Intronis, Version One, OpenView Labs, Central Desktop, Open-E, Zmags, eEye, Reality Digital, DST, Booz Allen Hamilton, and many other companies.
Gabrielle Benefield is a Certified Scrum Trainer offering courses in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand through the Scrum Training Institute.
Gabrielle was Senior Director of Agile Development at Yahoo! leading Yahoo!’s large-scale corporate adoption of Scrum, which now encompasses more than 200 teams projects and over 1500 employees in the US, India, Europe, and Asia. She is co-author of The Scrum Primer (www.scrumprimer.com).
Gabrielle holds a Masters of Digital Design from the University of Western Sydney, Australia and has over 16 years building enterprise software and web products at global companies. Gabrielle is a regular conference speaker presenting papers and talks on Enterprise Agile and Agile User Experience and Design.
Gabrielle provides training to a number of companies around the world and is currently based between San Francisco and London.
24-25 May 2010
London, United Kingdom
Knapp Gallery, Regent’s College
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